Jamey Johnson

With Chris Hennessee, Natalie Stovall

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra to read more about this show.

Details: 7 p.m. (6:15 p.m. box office, 6:30 p.m. gates) Dr Pepper Park, Roanoke. $59, $40 (plus fees).,,,

FloydFest Showcase: If Birds Could Fly

Sparse country-folk duo from Appalachia draws power from Brittany Carter’s vocals.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. Free.

Thursday Jams: Love Canon, with Virginia Ground

Road trip alert: Charlottesville’s favorite (well, only) prog-grass ’80s hits purveyors hit the stage in Abingdon.

Details: 7 p.m. Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Free.,,


DJ Williams Projekt

With Walk Talk

Funk-rock guitarist Williams doesn’t come around as much since he moved from Richmond to Denver. Savor the musical flavors. Walk Talk features Pimps of Joytime percussionist/singer Mayteana Morales.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 985-6278,,,

Grandin Chillage: The Ambassador & The Chosen Few

Hear some soulful pop/reggae music, with food from Cheesesteak Factory & Jerk House and adult bevs from Olde Salem Brewing Co.

Details: 6 p.m. 1514 Grandin Road, Roanoke. $5 ($2 discount with steel cup), free 12-younger, 18-younger allowed with adult accompaniment.,

Shawn Byrne

With Mike Pearrell

Byrne, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a singer/songwriter and demo singer who has toured with Rodney Atkins and Mark Collie.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507,

Suga Grits

A very funky D.C. band has slid into the rotation at Dogtown. Grooves for days.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $5. 745-6836,,

Jordan Harman

Soulful singer and bluesy guitarist Harman goes solo, looping his way through sets.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Roanoke. Free. 685-2012,,

Virginia Electric

Check out the video for Virginia Electric’s latest, “Oh Me Oh My,” at

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338,,

Becki & the Boom Booms

Hear blues, jazz and rock, with Becki Morrison up front and a backing unit that features Willis Greenstreet on guitar.

Details: 7 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co., Callaway. Free. 334-1600,,


Shelby Lee Lowe

Check out a live TV version of Nashville-based Lowe’s latest single, “All We Need,” at

Details: 9:45 p.m. each night. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. $7 each night. 904-2777,,


Kelsey Waldon

With None of the Above

Waldon, who opened for Jamey Johnson at Salem Civic Center last year, recently signed with Americana icon John Prine’s Oh Boy label. She’s a Kentucky native whose vibe can remind you of Loretta Lynn.

Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax. $15, 12-younger free.,

Livingston Taylor

This younger brother of folk and easy listening icon James Taylor has had his own long career that dates back more than a half-century. The Berklee College of Music professor teaches stage performance.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $51.50, $38.50 (plus fees). 484-8277,,

BaM! Beer & Music Festival: JP Harris and the Tough Choices, Southern Culture on the Skids, Chupacabras

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit to read more about this ballpark hootenanny.

Details: 11:30 a.m. Kiwanis Field, 731 Indiana St., Salem. $20 advance via, $25 gate.,,,,

People’s Blues of Richmond

With The Trongone Band

The Rooster Walk folks open their festival home, Pop’s Farm, to two bands of Richmond’s best rockers.

Details: 8 p.m. Pop’s Farm, 675 Hobson Road, Axton. $15, tent camping $10, RV and tow camping $25 via,

Whitetop Mountain Band

True acolytes of the old-time music tradition lay out tunes for your dancing pleasures.

Details: 7:30 p.m. The Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $8 at the door. 745-4563,,

Woolly & the Wingnutz Blues Revue

Check out a combo that regularly hosts an all-star blues jam session in North Carolina’s Triangle region.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5. Free.

Isaac Hadden

See and hear Hadden sitting in with Roosevelt Collier’s band at Rooster Walk, via

Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 626-2828,,


With Drew Gibson

A lot of country/soul 6- and 3-beat grooves from this dark horse outfit.

Details: 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke. $8 advance, $10 day of show.,,

Gasoline Alley

If you dig throwback hard rock and metal from the likes of AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne, don’t miss this band.

Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. $5. 774-8256,

Emma’s Lounge

Funky psychedelic folk and rock from Asheville, North Carolina.

Details: 6 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Roanoke. Free. 562-8383,,

Surrender Dorothy

Bassist Billy “Von Earl” Crews and drummer Brett Reynolds will sit in for the night with this variety band.

Details: 10 p.m. Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke. Free. 342-9555,,

Phlegar Hill

Cover songs in multiple genres from a New River Valley band.

Details: 7 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack (outdoor stage), Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182,,

Adam Markham

Classic rock covers and bluesy originals from Bedford County’s Markham.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. Free.

Seductive Abduction Bass Showcase

It’s a night of techno and EDM DJs doing their thing on Salem Avenue.

Details: 9 p.m. The Front Row, Roanoke. $5. 345-1542,,


If ’90s music is your jam, this band jams for you.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5.

Flirting with Chemicals

Jeff Liverman and Barbara Gillespie lead this Floyd-based act that claims such influences as Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3.


The Grass is Dead

Catch a band that puts a bluegrass chug and stomp into Grateful Dead songs.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. $10 via

Benefit for Amanda Wyrick: Doug Settles, The Oddfellows, Outlaw Ridge, Delantay Clements, Phlegar Hill and more

Valley musicians and other Coffee Pot denizens gather to help out a woman fighting stage 4 cervical cancer.

Details: 2 p.m. The Coffee Pot. Donations welcome.


Mark Nicholson & The Distance

Nicholson, whose many gigs include Grateful Dead tribute band The Dead Reckoning, brings his own project to Martin’s, midweek.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free.

Wall Street Unplugged with Charissa Morrison

Roanoke acoustic singer/songwriter dude Cory Campbell and newcomer Shirley Catherine May play the Tav.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free.

For the past decade, Tad Dickens has been writing about music. For now, it remains sunshine and rainbows.

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